Tag: fuel pumps

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Should you let your spouse repair your car
Mar 01, 2010

Today: The pros and cons of having your boyfriend repair your car.

Dear Car Talk

I'm a busy, poor veterinary student with an old, 1989 Volvo 240 DL. I have a wannabe boyfriend/mechanic who likes to tear into things and see what's inside, then put things back together the best he can. I appreciate his efforts...

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Dec 01, 2008

Is a burping fuel pump a dying fuel pump?

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My husband and I have been married for two months Recently I found out that his Dodge Dakota has been having a problem He says You just have to burp it sometimes What does that actually mean He reports that...

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Jan 01, 2007

What's the cure for vapor-lock-- when it's 145 degrees outside? Find out.

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I'm a soldier in Iraq, and I have a problem with what I suspect is vapor lock on a 2005 Polaris Rover all-terrain vehicle. Frequently (although usually occurring during the hot parts of the day and after driving about 2-4 miles)...

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why does my engine die on an uphill mountain grade
Jun 01, 2003

Engine dies every time it goes uphill...here are some ideas on what to check.

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I have a Mustang GT with just under miles The engine runs fine on the flat desert floor but when I try to climb out of the valley the V- begins to sputter and then stops completely If it sits...

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May 01, 2001

My engine keeps quitting but works after I crank it.

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I have a Dodge Spirit with a -liter engine It has more than miles Recently I accidentally ran the tank dry After filling it up and cranking it it started right up However five blocks down the road it quit...

fuel pumps

Jul 01, 1998

If it's not the fuel filter causing you to stall, your next best bet is the fuel pump.

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I have a Subaru wagon which has been treated nicely all of its long life It has about miles on it and has never given me any trouble until recently when it decided not to run It would start and...

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May 01, 1998

What would cause a car to run fine for a few miles, then start bucking, kicking and die?

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I have a Nissan Pulsar NX with a five-speed transmission It's in really great shape and usually runs well Recently though it has developed an annoying habit of dying a slow - to -second death complete with shivers and shakes...

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Dec 01, 1996

Gasoline in the crankcase? Check the carburetor float and your fuel pump first.

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Recently I restored a Triumph TR- I installed new valves new rings new bearings and seals Twice since then I have found the fuel running out the rear seal And upon draining the crankcase I have found that it was...

fuel pumps carburetors

Nov 01, 1996

Smelling gasoline INSIDE the car? Probably a leaky fuel pump.

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My husband and I have a problem with an ' Toyota Tercel that has miles We can't get rid of the odor of gasoline inside the car We originally took the car to the dealer six months ago because it...

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May 01, 1996

Do fuel pumps make noises when they start to go bad?

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own a Ford Escort with miles In several weeks we plan to trade in the Escort for a brand-new Windstar van When Goose the salesman test-drove the Escort he said the fuel pump was making noises and needed to be...

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